Saying he was “extremely disappointed,” Columbus Blue Jackets forward Marian Gaborik had to withdraw from the Slovakian Olympic team on Thursday because he is not fully recovered from a broken collarbone.
Gaborik had been selected in January for his third Olympics playing for his native land, with team officials banking on him making a fast recovery from the injury and surgery. But doctors did not clear him to play.
Gaborik, who was in Los Angeles traveling with the Blue Jackets even though he cannot play yet, was clearly upset that he would miss out.
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